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Full text of "Long Lance"

WHITE   MAN'S    BUFFALO

with me through the Tri&une* Five months later.,
on June 13, 1923, a gaunt, raw-boned man of
the plains went into the Tribune office at Winni-
peg, and told the managing editor, Vernon K.
Knowles, that he could not read or write, but a
woman on the plains had just told him that 'some-
body had asked for him in that paper a few
months before*.

He said:

clt was the Sioux Indians who brought me up,
from the massacre when I was a baby. Where
are these Indians now? I would like to find out
who my folks are/

Recognizing who he was, Mr. Knowles wired
me, and I returned to Winnipeg and told Ross
Tanner—that is his name—all about himself,
and of the big meeting when he was a young man
down on the Missouri. We spent all that day
together. We powwowed about the old days, and
he told me that he had raised two families since
that day, both by Indian wives; and he now
had twenty-one half-breed children. His home
was, and still is, at Amaranth, Manitoba, a short
distance from Winnipeg*

But the most peculiar sequence of this strange
meeting followed an article about Mr. Tanner
which the managing editor placed on the front
of the Tribune that day.

The same afternoon, another white man who
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